Saturday, October 21, 2017

Indigenous Tiny House Warriors joined by Victoria residents, building against Kinder Morgan pipeline







Victoria residents build tiny house in solidarity with Indigenous grassroots resistance against Kinder Morgan pipeline

By Tiny House Warriors
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20 October 2017 (VICTORIA) — This Saturday, Victoria residents will be out with hammers and hard hats building a tiny house that will eventually be placed directly in the path of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline.
The tiny house is being built in solidarity with the Tiny House Warriors, a grassroots group composed of members of the Secwepemc Nation, who are building 10 tiny houses on their unceded territory to resist Kinder Morgan’s pipeline. Two houses have already been built. The house Victoria residents are building is in solidarity with their efforts.
The Tiny House Warriors caught national attention last month. The tiny homes are not only a symbol of resistance to the pipeline but also a symbol of hope and resilience and will eventually provide housing and reconnection with the land for members of the Secwepemc Nation.
WHAT: Blessing ceremony with Virgil Sampson from the Tsartlip Nation, at 10:00 a.m. followed by construction of a third tiny house being built in solidarity with the Tiny House Warriors.
WHO: Victoria residents led by Bobby Arbes, representation from the Tsartlip Nation and volunteers.
WHEN: Saturday, October 21st and Sunday October 22nd 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: 2284 Bukin Place, in the Highlands, W'sanec traditional territory.
DETAILS: There will be a blessing ceremony with Virgil Sampson of the Tsartlip Nation, at 10:00 a.m.
For more information and if you would like to attend, please contact:
Bobby Arbess,Victoria Tiny House Warriors Solidarity Build organizer,


International Leonard Peltier office moving from Fargo to Tampa

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Dear Friends and Supporters and Family, 10-21-2017
I am writing you from the National Office in Fargo. ND. Other friends and myself are in the process of moving the Peltier National Office from Fargo, North Dakota to Tampa, Florida. We are taking off in a couple of hours- loading a truck -- and hope to be at our new office on Monday; If you are in the area, please stop by and help us unload the truck!
I know that we have had numerous set back epically when Leonard wasn’t freed by Obama. However, we still recognize and know that over turning the constitutional violations in Leonard’s case is paramount to the Freedom of all people. Having said that I would encourage each and every one of you to get involved in whatever way you can and join with us in rescuing Leonard Peltier and the Constitution of the U.S. Leonard Peltier’s case is not just an Indian issue but an issue for All Americans.
Leonard Peltier has not given up on his quest for freedom and justice and neither should we. The reason we are moving the office is to better facilitate the work we are doing and to be closer to Leonard and his attorney.
I want to thank the Tampa/St. Petersburg ILPDC Chapter for helping us find our new home/ office at 116 West Osborne Ave. Tampa FL 33603. Any support that you can give to help set up our new office will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to Mark Silent Bear for getting the following article written.
International Leonard Peltier-Field Director
David Hill – Choctaw

Nataanii Means in Paris 'Learning to Be a Human Being at Standing Rock'


Words of Nataani Means in Paris
Transcibed by Christine Prat in Paris
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PARIS -- Nataanii Means was one of the speakers during the 37th Annual Day of Solidarity with Indians of the Americas organized by the CSIA-nitassinan. He talked about his experience in Standing Rock, during the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, commented on the documentary “Rise," by Michelle Latimer, produced by Viceland.
After presenting himself, as Lakota, Omaha and Dineh, and thanked the people in the audience for having taken time from their Saturday in order to be there, Nataanii talked about what he had been going through last year.
"For the past two years, the CSIA has brought me out to perform, to speak, and last year I was living at the camps, I was living in a Teepee with my friend Tyler, in the Camp Red Warrior. I took time to fly over here and then I went back. The tension had grown a lot and I ended up being arrested, on November 27th. It was the day we called ‘The Treaty Camp Raid’. I think our initial charges were a felony charge and three misdemeanor.
Just watching that film brought back a lot of memories, a lot of good memories, a lot of bad memories, a lot of regret, a lot of pain, and a lot of anger.
You know, a lot of us, we gave up a lot to go out there and our whole lives changed after that. The film was very beautiful, the pictures are very beautiful, of my people, and I don’t want you to keep that in your head as how we are all the time. Because we come from very hard circumstances. Our biggest fight, our whole fight, was with each other. I have to tell you straight away, because we fought each other hard.
And it was really a struggle to even go on, like to physically stop the pipeline, we were fighting eternally just to do that. Because a lot of people in the camps did not respect the diversity of tactics. 
A lot of people gained a lot of things from this fight, you know, as far as eagle boots, as far as money... For me, I gained a lot of regret. I was just talking to Tara [Houska], right there, we were watching the end of that video... F--k that, man! It ends so badly! And all those veterans coming, it did not help anything. From the beginning of the camps - you have to understand - our people have been oppressed for so long, that we have just not gained the knowledge and the just understanding of what matriarchy is. But ideas of patriarchy are so implemented into older people, they have suffered through the system, it has just been in them, for generations. It was really hard to work in that camp because of those ideas of patriarchy, they kind of reign supreme, even though we were trying to stay true to ourselves.
Myself and a few of my friends, we stayed through the winter, after we were ended, we stayed three months after that. And that’s when we’ve really seen the corruption of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe [council], of IRA [Indian Reorganization Act] governments. We’ve seen how those veterans showed up, ended up infiltrating into certain groups and dividing the people. Later on we found out that those infiltrating groups were bringing drugs in. And the winter was really hard, one of the hardest we’d been through, we got four blizzards. And that’s when I learned how to be, it was one of the hardest times of my life. It was how I learned to be a human being, I think.
Because we had to care for each other, we had to watch out for each other. It was not about any kind of groups in the camp, it was about who is living there. And it was about not freezing to death. And that kind of detoured us from thinking about the pipeline. During that time, the work was presumably halted. But they were drilling underneath the river the whole time they were not supposed to be working. We did not have the numbers, we did not have the support, and we did not have the energy to even carry out any kind of action to stop the drilling.
I tell you the story because I thought it would help, but I don’t want to keep these guys [other speakers] waiting because I tell a long story. I tell you the story on this one:
There is one point in February when with Witko and Tufawon, we got back from a trip [to call banks to disinvestment], and our friends Yazz and Sage, and a few other people said “we have an idea”. They had this paper, it was divided in three sections and one said ‘weeks’, the other said ‘months’ and the other said ‘years’. I said ‘what is this?’ And they told me ‘if you had to do time, how much do you wanna do, to stop this pipeline?’ I just looked at it and I thought ‘no time’. We were suffering of severe paranoia, and we were tired all the time, and it was cold, and there are a lot of things that are not seen on camera: we fought the cops many times on the bridge, the National Guard... and by that time we got arrested most of the time, so I looked at that paper and I said ‘years’.
And that’s not to brag, that’s not to be seen as this much of a warrior, I don’t think of myself as a warrior. I mean, I would have preferred it to be weeks, but I looked at it, ‘if I want to do this, it is when I want to sacrifice’. And it was only me and Sage that picked years. And each category had a role to play in our plan, Anyway, they had a women gathering a couple of days after that, a few of my aunts came to share wisdom with those young women and they got some power in camps, it was really good to see. When I say ‘my aunts’, it’s Madonna Thunderhawk and Marbella Philips.
They were part of that women’s camp. We went to them with the plans to ask their advice, because those women were at Wounded Knee in 1973 and since that tie they’ve done so much work for the movement. So I asked them what they thought. And they told me ‘you’re too young, we don’t need you in prison yet. There are already enough of us in prison’. And it confused me. I did not know how to feel about that.
And they really did not want us to do it. So we listened to them. For we value them, we value their opinions, their wisdom. So we did not go through with the plan, we went through with another one, which did not even work. The cops had finally found out about it. That’s the end of February, that’s when they closed the camps. And they had done drilling in March. But ever since that decision, everyday I think about that.
What remain is torment and regret. I don’t think we won. I think we lost, we lost our fight. And I know about losing fights!
I don’t know what the answer is, I don’t want to pretend to know what the answers are. I know what I have to do as an indigenous young man. I am honored to be up here, with these people, I am honored to be here with you and I am honored to represent my Nation, and I just came to the realization a while ago, that we’re gonna have to fight every single day in our life and that’s something I don’t expect you to understand, I don’t think you will understand it, but that’s what we do, that’s who we are.
And I think that balances my torment, because I am so proud to be this person I am, so proud to have my ancestors running through my veins. So I am going to honor them the best way I can, every single day of my life.
And I’ll continue to fight, whether that be through music, through art, through court systems, through frontline work, for community development or with the youth.
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Censored News seeks sponsors for Native Americans to COP 23 Germany





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Censored News is seeking sponsors for a few of our hard working Native American writers to be part of the climate discussions at the peoples' World Climate Change Conference, in Bonn, Germany. World leaders will discuss the crisis of climate change at COP 23, Nov. 6 -- 17, 2017.
The airfare cost for our longtime Native writers is $1,400 each, plus the cost of food and ground transportation.
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Thank you, Brenda
Brenda Norrell, publisher, Censored News
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World Climate Change Conference, Bonn, Germany (English, German, Spanish and Polish translations)
https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/10/world-climate-protest-at-cop-23-bonn.html

Chili Yazzie -- No Justice for Loreal, Murdered by White Cop in Bordertown, Winslow, Arizona


Loreal Tsingine, Dineh mom, murdered in Winslow, Arizona
Chili Yazzie: My statement before the Navajo Human Rights Commission on their hearing on the murder of Loreal in Winslow by a bad white cop.

By Chili Yazzie
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There is no justice in a 200 lb. police officer tossing a 100 lb. woman around, putting 5 bullets into her and the authorities saying he was right to do what he did. Is it because the guy behind the trigger is white and the person on the ground breathing her last breath is brown?
What is the mentality of this cop, is he a racist, is he deranged, is he a great grandson of Kit Carson, did he just want to do it to see what it felt like and watch a person die or was he truly fearful for his life. What is the degree of a real threat from a small Native woman with a pair of scissors from ten feet away? No matter how one tries to ‘reason’ this, there is no reason, it is the taking of a human life with no justification. It is wrong.
Police officers are trained to stay physically fit, to learn self-defense, take down procedures and techniques on how to defuse potential violent situations; then they have body armor, a baton, a tazer, pepper spray and firearms.
That badge says To Protect and Serve, the understanding being that it is the public who are to be protected and served. For a bad cop who is itching to react with deadly force to a threat whether real or imagined, the motto becomes a case of protect the cop first and above all else. 
The Navajo leadership needs to compel border town law enforcement to review their use of lethal force procedures and require that the ‘shoot to kill’ option be the absolute final recourse. There needs to be consensus on what constitutes a threat, because of the apparent ambiguity, the consequence is the violent terminating of Navajo lives, as in Loreal’s killing and the killing of Clint John in Farmington. The interpretation of a threat seems to be the slightest provocation, which gives a bad cop all the excuse he needs to shoot to kill. These faulty lethal force procedures must be examined and rectified, otherwise the message will be clear that governments condone the unnecessary taking of human life.

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Posted: 20 Oct 2017 04:02 PM PDT
Standing Rock water protectors. Thank you Rob Wilson for sharing your photos. A teacher from New Mexico, and a retired environmental biologist from Rhode Island, will spend time in jail for defending the water at Standing Rock. By Water Protector Legal Collective Censored News Judge Merrick orders jail time for the first two Water Protectors convicted on state misdemeanor charges. Please
Posted: 20 Oct 2017 11:04 AM PDT
Facebook purged photos of racism by students at Sturgis High School Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Facebook purged the photos of a racist, violent sabotage of a car by Sturgis Brown High School students, priot to a football game with Pine Ridge Lakota high school students. Sturgis High canceled its homecoming activities and forfeited a football game against Pine Ridge ...

Chairman Frazier 'Our Voice through NCAI has been Terminated'



Friday, October 20, 2017

Judge orders teacher and biologist jailed for defending water at Standing Rock


Standing Rock water protectors. Thank you Rob Wilson for sharing your photos.

A teacher from New Mexico, and a retired environmental biologist from Rhode Island, will spend time in jail for defending the water at Standing Rock.

By Water Protector Legal Collective
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Judge Merrick orders jail time for the first two Water Protectors convicted on state misdemeanor charges. Please write and visit these political prisoners, Alexander Simon and Mary Redway both at: 4000 Apple Creek Rd, Bismarck, ND 58504 - Burliegh Morton Combined Detention Center. -- Water Protectors Legal Collective


https://waterprotectorlegal.org/

Facebook purged photos of racism by students at Sturgis High School



Facebook purged photos of racism by students at Sturgis High School

Article by Brenda Norrell
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Facebook purged the photos of a racist, violent sabotage of a car by Sturgis Brown High School students, priot to a football game with Pine Ridge Lakota high school students. Sturgis High canceled its homecoming activities and forfeited a football game against Pine Ridge because of the attack.
The purging of photos on Facebook came next.
Jim Kent, writing in Lakota Country Times, said, "If only racism could be as easily expunged from our communities as it is from our 'personal' Facebook pages and by the media."
Read Kent’s article, “Sturgis Racism Disappears From Facebook And Media Coverage," at
http://www.lakotacountrytimes.com/news/2017-10-19/Voices/Sturgis_Racism_Disappears_From_Facebook_And_Media_.html
Argus Leader reporter Trevor Mitchell wrote, "Sturgis Brown High School has canceled all of its homecoming activities and forfeited a football game against Pine Ridge following racist comments that appeared on social media. Photos began to circulate Wednesday night showing a car spray-painted with the words 'Go back to the rez.' Pine Ridge School is a K-12 school serving the Oglala Sioux Tribe ,,, "


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Photos March Against Enbridge Line 3 in Duluth, Minnesota


Photos by Rob Wilson, thank you for sharing with Censored News.
March outside hearing on Enbridge Line 3 in Duluth, Minnesota, Oct. 18, 2017





Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LIVE Stop Enbridge Line 3 Frontline Resistance




Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 -- WATER PROTECTORS are alive and strong and shutting down the streets en route to the Line 3 public hearing in Duluth, MN. Frontlines in the front 

Mohawk Nation News 'Weinsteins of Indian Country'



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MNN. OCT. 18, 2017. When young native girls go out for jobs, they are immediately targeted by sleazy predators for sexual abuse. In a lawyer’s office the 19 year old native was asked to stay after work and take some dictation. After everybody was gone, this slime tried to stroke her back and neck and to drag her onto his couch. She fled and never went back, not even for her pay. Years later she saw him at the courthouse. Shaking, she reminded him he owed her money. He smiled, “No. It’s past the statute of limitation!” 

Read article at Mohawk Nation News http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2017/10/18/weinsteins-of-indian-country/

World Climate Protest at COP 23 Bonn, Germany Nov. 11, 2017

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World Climate Conference Bonn
Mass Demonstration on World Climate Action Day
Saturday, November 11, 2017

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sheriffs at Door: Enbridge trying to shut down environmental group, seize assets





Now! Enbridge trying to shut down environmental group and seize assets


Update at 1 p.m. local time: Enbridge appears to have backed down following widespread exposure today.
Enbridge said on Twitter just now, "We have asked the Sheriffs not to seize any assets of Stand.earth and we will not be pursuing the matter further."
Check back for updates.

Press statement by Stand.earth 

October 17, 2017
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Watch video now: "It is an attempt to intimidate us and bully us. We will not be bullied," Stand member says of Enbridge, after Sheriff said they are seizing their computers, and will return with a moving truck. https://www.facebook.com/standearth/

VANCOUVER, BC - At this moment sheriffs are waiting outside the Stand.earth office at 207 W Hastings on Enbridge's orders to seize all assets of the organization.
This morning our staff was served a notice of writ of seizure and sale, and two sheriffs showed up at our door, demanding to take all of our assets.
This because Stand.earth stood up to the National Energy Board under Harper to fight against inadequate public consultation for Tar Sands pipelines in 2014 and now Enbridge is trying to shut down the organization in order to pay their court costs.
"This is an outrageous act of bullying by Enbridge", says Campaigns Director Karen Mahon. "Enbridge is a massive corporation that earned $4.6 billion last year, yet is demanding Stand.earth pay their court costs, even though time has proven them wrong."
Enbridge sees that Stand.earth is a threat, and is thus trying to stop our work.


One day after we won against forestry giant Resolute in court, pipeline giant Enbridge is shamelessly trying to intimidate us by threatening to seize our computers and furniture. This is pathetic and we won't be intimidated.

Since Monday, Enbridge has been in major headlines three times. 1 The global newspaper The Guardian featured Secwepemc Warrior Kanahus Manuel speaking out against Enbridge on tour in Europe. 2. Enbridge sent Sheriffs to seize the computers and assets of a small environmental group, Stand.earth, in Vancouver B.C., this morning. Enbridge backed down today after a major backlash. 3. On Monday, Trump approved Enbridge's tarsands Alberta Clipper Line 67 pipeline expansion to double in size at the US crossing at Neche, North Dakota. 
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Kanahus speaks out in Europe, featured in The Guardian:
https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/10/secwepemc-warrior-kanahus-manuel-in.html

Trump approves tar sands oil pipeline expansion at North Dakota border:
http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/355706-trump-approves-oil-pipeline-expansion-across-canadian-border?amp

Zapatistas in Morelia 'Destroying the Monster and Strengthening the Movement'


WORDS OF MARÍA DE JESÚS PATRICIO MARTÍNEZ IN THE ZAPATISTA CARACOL OF MORELIA ON OCTOBER 15, 2017

"We must destroy this monster and we must do it all together .. We have to shake hands with everyone, everyone who feels that it’s important to have a dignified life, a life that we have to transmit to all those who come after us."

Posted on https://chiapas-support.org/2017/10/17/words-of-marichuy-in-morelia-chiapas/
Well, we already listened to our council member compañeras that make up the Indigenous Government Council and before beginning (my talk) I want to report that as of right now we have 141 council members that are already making up the Indigenous Government Council; they are from 35 indigenous peoples from 62 regions of the country, out of the 93 that we had thought council members could come from, then we’re still walking, still organizing the different indigenous peoples to complete that large Indigenous Government Council.

Indigenous Women's Delegation Pursues Fossil Fuel Divestment Across Europe, Amidst Growing Global Movement




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Indigenous Women's Delegation Pursues Fossil Fuel Divestment Across Europe, Amidst Growing Global Movement

By WECAN International
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Media Contact: Emily Arasim (WECAN Communications) - emily@wecaninternational.org
Michelle Cook - divestinvestprotect@gmail.com

MUNICH, Germany (October, 17 2017) - In the face of many dire challenges, Indigenous women leaders of the Standing Rock movement and their allies remain unyielding in their quest for justice regarding the violations of Indigenous rights, human rights and the rights of the Earth and climate perpetrated through the development of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and other fossil fuel projects across Indigenous territories in the U.S. and around the world.

For the past two weeks, an Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation to Europe has traveled through Norway, Switzerland and Germany to engage with political leaders, representatives of financial and insurance institutions, civil society groups, and members of the media to share personal accounts and calls to action for immediate divestment from fossil fuel companies that endanger rights and neglect Indigenous People's right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Delegation members included - LaDonna Brave Bull Allard (Lakota historian, member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and founder/landowner of Sacred Stone Camp); Jackie Fielder (Mnicoujou Lakota and Mandan-Hidatsa, Campaign Coordinator of Lakota People's Law Project and organizer with Mazaska Talks); Michelle Cook (Diné/Navajo, human rights lawyer and a founding member of the of the Water Protector Legal Collective at Standing Rock); and Tara Houska (Anishinaabe, tribal attorney, National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders); along with Osprey Orielle Lake (WECAN Executive Director and delegation organizer).

Delegation meetings centered in Norway, Switzerland and Germany due to these nations' role as home bases for several of the world's largest financial and insurance institutions supporting dangerous extraction developments. These European nations and their institutions also however, have enshrined some of the world highest human rights and Indigenous rights standards, creating an opening for Delegates to call for firm action by banks and investors of these nations to uphold their high standards and become an international model for justice and accountability.  

During meetings with Norwegian Parliamentarians, DNB, the Council on Ethics to the Norwegian Oil Fund, UBS, Credit Suisse, Zurich Insurance, Swiss Re, BayernLB, Allianz, Deutsche Bank and others, Delegates brought to the forefront demands for Indigenous and human rights as outlined in international law, and calls for divestment through corporate level and/or project level finance to stop unwanted fossil fuel development in their territories.

In addition to continued advocacy regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline - the women highlighted the growing pipeline resistance by Indigenous peoples and allies to Keystone XL (TransCanada), Trans Mountain (Kinder Morgan) and Line 3 (Enbridge) pipeline projects - calling for international solidarity and action to prevent continued harmful developments.  

The bold actions and advocacy of the Delegation work comes as part of a growing global movement which is pursuing diverse fossil fuel divestment efforts as a critical and effective strategy to protect the global climate, the health of communities, and rights of Indigenous communities and others experiencing the impacts of oil extraction and climate change on a daily basis. Upcoming global actions include the #DivestTheGlobe campaign taking place worldwide while Equator Banks hold their central meeting in São Paolo, Brazil on October 24 (mazaskatalks.org).

The Autumn 2017 Indigenous Women's Divestment Delegation was organized by the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) International in partnership with the leadership of Indigenous women and their directives - and builds upon an initial Spring 2017 delegation.

The press is encouraged to reach out with all media and interview requests.

Full Delegate biographies available here:
wecaninternational.org/pages/autumn17-divestment-spokeswomen

"We are Native women of the land and water standing up to protect our future and the future for all humankind. We are asking bank and insurance companies to divest from fossil fuels and invest in your communities. Mni Wiconi, Water is Life." explains LaDonna Brave Bull Allard (Lakota historian, member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and founder/landowner of Sacred Stone Camp)

"The delegation was successful in increasing Indigenous women's international financial literacy and building their capacity and knowledge relating to insurance and rating agencies of banks and corporations. Providing platforms for engagement and participation between indigenous peoples and banks is critically important for the advancement of our rights and fundamental freedoms." explains Michelle Cook (Diné/Navajo, human rights lawyer and a founding member of the of the Water Protector Legal Collective at Standing Rock)

"DNB, UBS, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, & Bayern LB continue to maintain relationships with Energy Transfer, Enbridge, and other companies that violate indigenous people's right to withhold or deny consent to projects in their territories. That is why we will continue to grow our divestment movement internationally and pressure banks to follow BNP Paribas in their steps away from financing the worst fossil fuels." explains Jackie Fielder (Mnicoujou Lakota and Mandan-Hidatsa, Campaign Coordinator of the Lakota People's Law Project and organizer with Mazaska Talks)

"Divestment is working. BNP Paribas announced it won't do business with tar sands, fracking, or Arctic drilling, sending a clear message to the rest of the banks - stop funding destruction and climate change. This follows several other banks pulling out of Dakota Access pipeline funding. Our delegation has met with banks, insurers, and plenty of engaged citizens who want future generations prioritized over big oil profits. People all over the world are organized, mobilized, and standing together for a better tomorrow." explains Tara Houska (Anishinaabe, tribal attorney, National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders)

"In the pursuit of justice, WECAN International is calling for financial and insurance institutions engaged in fossil fuel extraction and development projects to stop business as usual given egregious violations against Indigenous peoples and their lands - and given the urgency of climate change. If institutional guidelines that are supposed to uphold rights are not working, then we need to look systemically at how these guidelines must change and be implemented to take into account Indigenous and human rights and climate chaos. There is no time to lose as climate disruption escalates and people around the world face life and death situations. We can course correct now and look towards a better future." explains Osprey Orielle Lake (Executive Director and Founder of the Women's Earth and Climate Action Network, WECAN)

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Photo Download - Delegates Michelle Cook, LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Tara Houska and Jackie Fielder - Credit: Teena Pugliese - wecaninternational.org/uploads/cke_images/Delegates.jpg

About The Women's Earth & Climate Action Network (WECAN) International
www.wecaninternational.org
@WECAN_INTL

The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN International) is a solutions-based, multi-faceted organization established to engage women worldwide as powerful stakeholders in climate change, climate justice, and sustainability solutions. WECAN International was founded in 2013 as a project of the 501(c)3 Women's Earth and Climate Caucus (WECC) organization.

'Water is Life' Standing Rock and French Guiana Speak Out in Paris, Photos by Christine Prat



Cannupa Hanska Luger, Hidatsa/Arikara/Mandan/Lakota born in Standing Rock
Delegation from French Guyane (Guiana), to show French people that there are Native Americans in "France" too


Tara Houska, Honor the Earth

Cedar, Kanahus and Annie of CSIA

Cedar George, also struggling against Kinder Morgan



Mika Sommer, Indigenous Youth of French Guyane

Ricardo Alvaro, representing Congresso Nacional Indigeno in France
Edith (president) and Sylvain (vice-président) of CSIA

Yanuwana Tapoka (Christophe Pierre) Indigenous Youth of French Guyane
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Solidarity Committee with American Indians in France hosts Earth Defenders in Paris, October 2017Water is Life Tour in Europe
Photos by Christine Prat
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